RE Farm Café, will offer a unique dining experience that serves as a community resource providing educational opportunities while expanding the diversity of agricultural growth opportunity. RE is designed to optimize a healthy community of individuals who value our natural environment, sustainability, have a concern for the future, and a commitment to healthy food, grown with responsible intentions. RE will set new food service industry standards for local sourcing and sustainability. Engaging in the rigorous standards set forth by the Living Building Challenge (LBC), RE will be a model for future endeavors. In addition to providing a community resource for sustainability, RE will provide a living, working lab for the public, university students, farmers, school aged children, and learners of all ages.
Ultimately, RE will enhance the quality of life for the community by offering an innovative opportunity to learn, participate, and experience true, realistic sustainable practices through a unique dining experience.
“The Living Building Challenge™ is the built environment's most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature's architecture. To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.”
Net positive water and net positive energy are standards for which there is no LBC compromise. 7Group regional LBC projects include The Willow School, Gladstone, NJ and Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA.